Dead chickie

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 16 chief, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. 16 chief

    16 chief Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 5, 2012
    Lumberton NC
    I'm new to incubating eggs, raising new chicks... I have 9 hens (2 bsl's and 7 rir's). I have 7 chicks that were born on December 27. They were placed in the brooder (a 2'x6' box with a 2x2 box being used as a warmer). Temperature has been perfect using a 250w IR floodlight to keep warm. There is good ventilation, fresh water, and purina start and grow...

    All chicks have been healthy until I found one near death this am. It couldn't sit up, appeared to be gasping for air. It wouldn't take water... and acted like it kept going to sleep. I checked on it an hour later and it had died.

    I noticed what appeared to be what I call "pasty butt".. However its vent didn't appear blocked...

    Any advice? Do I need to worry about the other chickies?
  2. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

    Oct 3, 2011
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